9 Northern Ireland Restaurants in McKennas top 100 Restaurants for 2017

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John and Sally McKenna released their latest guide to the top 100 Restaurants in Ireland over the weekend with Northern Ireland having nine representatives on the list.  Unsurprisingly, Dublin is top of the charts with 29 restaurants on the list, while Cork has 18 restaurants listed.  Ireland’s newest Michelin restaurant, Heron and Grey in Dublin makes it on the list, although there is no room for Ireland’s only two-star restaurant, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud.  Other Michelin restaurants to fail to make the grade include Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet in Kilkenny, and The Cliff House Hotel in Waterford.

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10 Things to see and do in Belfast this Christmas

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We were recently asked by the guys at Go Euro to give 3 things to do in Belfast over Christmas.  Along with a number of other local bloggers, we provided a list of 17 things to do in Belfast this Christmas (which you can read here).  We thought we’d share some of our favourite things to check out in Belfast this Christmas, so here’s our list of 10 things to see and do this Christmas in Belfast.

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Lidl NI – A Few Reasons Why You Should Give It A Try

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A few weeks back we were asked by Lidl NI to visit one of their new concept stores in Banbridge.  We were tasked with doing our weekly shop in Lidl, something we have to admit, we have never really considered doing.  There is a Lidl in our home town of Newcastle, and if we’re honest, we don’t visit it too often.  It’s not that we don’t think Lidl is a good shop, far from it in fact.  We’ve just got settled into a routine of visiting Tesco for our weekly shop and it’s just become the go to for our weekly shop.  So when the guys at Lidl NI dropped us a line, we were keen to see what the shop had to offer.  It’s fair to say we were more than surprised by the variety and quality of food on offer.

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